Pole in stable condition after attack in Georgia

A Polish man who was stabbed during demonstrations against a planned gay-rights march in Tbilisi on Monday is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery, a Polish deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Pawel Jablonski told PAP that the Pole "is under the care of doctors."

"Indeed, this is a serious matter, but his life… is not in danger at the moment," he said.

The Pole was stabbed on Monday in the Georgian capital. Earlier it was reported that the man was a journalist, as he was in possession of recording equipment, however, he may be a tourist.

The deputy foreign minister also mentioned that the Pole was visited by the Georgian deputy economy minister responsible for tourism and pointed out that Polish consular services were in contact with the victim.

The organisers of the march decided to cancel it due to clashes between its opponents and the police.